Smith proudly showed us their latest helmet offering, the Smith Rover which features Koroyd protection in the most critical impact zones of the helmet. MIPs is fully integrated on models that cost $30 more. And venting has been re-engineered to have huge, unobstructed entry and exit ports, with a channel in the helmet allowing air to flow through easily.
This reinforces Smith’s commitment to offer bike helmets that offer a higher protection standard. They use the expensive Koroyd technology to maximize the dissipation of shock and protect the brain against damage, not only from hard blows but softer impacts as well. An excellent video explaining helmet standards and opportunity for improvement is available here.
- Removable, non-adjustable visor
- Available in 9 colors
- 20 vents
- 372 grams
- $150 and $180 MIPS
We already had the opportunity to take the Smith Rover on two rides and have some observations to share. First off, the helmet has the first-rate quality feel of the Forefront with great materials and fit and finish. The ratchet system was felt smooth and easy to operate with its micro adjustments.
Fit was good for our oval head. We normally feel pressure on the rear corners but this didn’t seem to be an issue with the Rover.